I LOVE spring! there are so many fun lessons to learn about nature!
This spring with my son being 2, I though it would be a perfect time to order some caterpillars and watch them transform into butterflies!
I have ordered caterpillars for years in my preschool classroom and was so excited to do the same with my son! I always order from http://www.insectlore.com/ and have always had all my caterpillars successfully turn into healthy butterflies!
I have a large butterfly pavilion for my classroom but for home I got the less expensive, smaller one. Here is the link to it! Mini butterfly pavilion It comes with the mini pavilion and 3 caterpillars!
|Our little caterpillars soon grew....|
|and made their cocoons...|
|soon we had 3 butterflies!!!|
|when we released them my son said "WOW! bye bye butterfly!!!"|
So naturally with having our caterpillars I expanded on the topic and we talked about caterpillars and butterflies and we read The Very Hungry Caterpillar a few dozen times :) and we did a few related projects.
Coffee Filter Butterflies
-bingo markers, or any other markers you might have
|decorate the coffee filter...|
|scrunch up the coffee filter and clip with the clothes pin...let your child fly their butterfly around!|
Another activity we did was painting with Q-tips.
I found this activity book at Micheal's craft store for a $1 is has 12 sheets in it!!!
|At the bottom of each page is paper watercolor, when you dip a q-tip in water and put it in the color it becomes watercolor....AWESOME!!!!|
|My little artist!|
|working hard....the paper does rip easily....|
|We did the caterpillar and the butterfly.|
Happy Spring! Enjoy!!!